The project will improve the quality of life for people in the community by providing high-quality, effective mental health and well-being activities. It will give people a safe space to rebuild their confidence to go out and meet people safely and provide COVID-safe physical activities (with social distancing), which will enhance people’s health and well-being and improve their immune systems. It will build community cohesion and help some isolated individuals build links with others in the community.
This project comes from the community needs, where many people keep asking us to deliver regular activities to support their well-being and keep the community cohesion. Many people gave us ideas what the activities they wanted us to provide. Our committee management gathered these ideas and transformed them to deliver this project which meets the community needs.
These families are commonly affected by one or more factors: Isolation, loneliness, physical or mental ill-health, neglect, domestic abuse, violence or exploitation; poverty, debt, and unemployment; criminal behaviour; substance misuse; disability; relationship breakdown.
The project will be holding a variety of activities regular:
Physical Activity :
- Football sessions for people aged 13 and above.
- Hiking: for families, walking in the main walking areas in the county helps to learn about the environment and how to protect it.
Young people activities: for ages 6 up to 16. Various activities will be provided to build life skills besides delivering a mix of activities from different cultures.
Ladies activities: dancing, Zomba, and social gathering will be provided.
We will gather qualitative and quantitative feedback from participants and staff at the beginning, during, and end of the project to measure how developing new skills and knowledge, positive changes in attitudes and behaviours, and discovering new and deepening existing relationships.
We would also pilot storytelling methodology to evaluate the project, letting participants identify outcomes by telling us a story. What changed for them? How did it happen? Why is it important? This makes the process useful & enjoyable.